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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

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Early Indicators of Autism Spectrum Disorder

The earliest symptoms of ASD can emerge between 6 – 18 months of age, with reliable diagnosis possible by 24 months. These symptoms are developmental “red flags” and do not necessarily mean your child has ASD but you may want to contact your child’s doctor if you notice these symptoms in your child.

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Early Intervention in Philadelphia

Early Intervention (EI) is a free service and support for families who have a child or children 0 - 5 years old with developmental delays. Services can take place at home, preschool, day care or Elwyn site. These programs are funded by the Office of Child Development and Early Learning. Services are only available for those who qualify.

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Elements of a Well-Rounded Evaluation

This resource from The PEAL Center gives information on the elements that a well-rounded initial evaluation should include. Elements include an intelligence assessment, academic achievement assessment, parent input, student input, teacher input, and formal observation.

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Emergency Responder Notification Forms

Many counties throughout Pennsylvania have created a form to notify emergency responders that individuals on the autism spectrum, or with other diagnoses or needs, live at a particular address. It is important for emergency responders to be made aware of who lives in the home, any sensitivities than the autistic individual may have, and the types of behavior the responders may witness so they are better prepared to safely handle a potential emergency situation.

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Estate Planning Special Needs Alliance

Providing the best quality of life requires informed decisions. The best way to provide your special needs child with compassionate care and a comfortable life is to support your legal and financial decisions with reliable information and proven expertise. That’s why America’s finest disability attorneys have combined their talents to create the Special Needs Alliance. As attorneys in the field of Disability and Public Benefits Law, we help to enhance your child’s quality of life. Every member of the alliance has the resources and legal expertise to help you maintain public benefits for your child and develop effective estate plans that protect your assets.

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Evidence-Based Practices

This resource provides information about evidence-based practices, what it means, how they're determined and a list of established treatments from the National Standards Project.

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Exploring the Options of a Two- or Four-Year College

This fact sheet provides information for students with disabilities who would like to attend college.

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Fighting COVID-19 Misinformation

This resource provides information and resources for providers to support individuals and families who may come across misinformation related to COVID-19.

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Formative Assessment: Monitoring the Progress of Students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)

Progress monitoring is the ongoing process of collecting and analyzing data to determine student progress toward attainment of educational goals. This fact sheet, available on the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network's (PaTTAN's) website, outlines the seven steps of progress monitoring.

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Fund It Forward Assistance Program

Attempting to ease the burdens of families with children with special needs by raising money for adaptive medical equipment not covered by insurance.

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